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Henry Ossian Flipper

Henry Ossian Flipper was an American soldier, former slave and in 1877, the first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, earning a commission as a second lieutenant in the US Army... Read More

BornMarch 21, 1856
Thomasville, Georgia, U.S.
DiedApril 26, 1940 (aged 84)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
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